Dr. Claire Thompson


Gynaecological Oncology



Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist

Dr Thompson graduated from Queen’s University Belfast School of Medicine in 2008. Following completion of her foundation training within the Northern Ireland Deanery, she commenced Obstetrics and Gynaecology training in Northern Ireland. In 2013, she was awarded dual Memberships of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (MRCPI) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists UK (MRCOG). She completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education in 2014.

In 2015 she pursued RCOG Subspecialty Training in Gynaecological Oncology at St James’s Hospital, Dublin, the only RCOG accredited Gynaecological Oncology Fellowship in Ireland. During her training, she became an accredited colposcopist with the BSCCP. Her interest in medical education led to the development of simulation and surgical skills training at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, including successfully creating and leading a laparoscopic skills course at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (RCSI).

On completion of the three year Fellowship program, she was invited to become Locum Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at St James’s Hospital. Following this, she was appointed a Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist in Glasgow Royal Infirmary, the largest gynaecological oncology centre in the UK.

Dr Thompson returned to Ireland in 2020 and was appointed Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Rotunda Hospital. She is Clinical Lead for the Colposcopy Service in the Rotunda and has the role of Clinical Lecturer for the RCSI. Her main surgical interests are cytoreductive surgery for advanced ovarian cancer, laparoscopic pelvic surgery and vulval cancer.